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The Dark Crystal Reviews

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

A fantastic, but more intense Muppet adventure.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 15, 2010
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A wonderfully invented world full of characters that transcend their puppet limitations thanks to the energy and creativity of the Jim Hansen and Frank Oz team of puppeteers and voice actors

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

May 23, 2008
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

A distant, uninvolving experience … characters and emotions, even by the archetypal standards of high fantasy, never come to life, and the overarching mythology seems too self-consciously contrived.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: C

September 21, 2007
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

An extraordinary, often mesmerizing achievement of design and performance that's held back by an underdeveloped script and a milquetoast leading character.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 14, 2007
Brian Orndorf

Crystal is a miraculous rush of innovation and storytelling patience, and, in the last 25 years, the film has grown from a 1982 misfire, to a cult wonder, to a bona-fide classic that's timeless in stature and masterful in execution.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

July 30, 2007
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Points to the Henson team for trying to broaden the scope of their creatures -- and there's little denying that this particular flick still seems to hold up pretty darn well.

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 15, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Os personagens são bem realizados e animados, mas o roteiro, além de plagiar O Senhor dos Anéis, é burocrático e pouco envolvente.

| Original Score: 2/5

January 8, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This ersatz Tolkien with puppets looks and plays like ersatz Tolkien with puppets.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3/5

October 12, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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You have to love a fantasy whose greatest peril is the Bog of Eternal Stench.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 7, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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The screenplay by David Odell, based on a story by Mr. Henson, is without any narrative drive whatever. It's without charm as well as interest.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 30, 2004
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Comes off as an overblown puppet show.

| Original Score: D

June 3, 2004
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Ponderous, yet unique and strangely charming.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2004
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

A leap into the darker side of Jim Henson's imagination, a wonderful movie.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 27, 2004
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

One of the most imaginative films I've ever seen, a fitting tribute to the brilliant career of the late master puppeteer, Jim Henson.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

April 18, 2003
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Yeah, the puppets look neat; too bad the story's stupid and the voice-acting sucks.

October 18, 2002
Clint Morris

One of Henson's shining moments in modern-day cinema

| Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2002
Ryan Cracknell
Film Threat

It's a story as old as time redone in books and films over and over again. But this one's got the one-of-a-kind Henson vision and style.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

August 1, 2002
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Immerses us in a familiar yet utterly unique world that's deeper, wider and more vibrantly alive than any mere puppetry.

March 14, 2002
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

A bittersweet spectacle.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 4/5

February 23, 2008
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